Book Review: Extras

Extras (Uglies, #4)Extras by Scott Westerfeld
My rating: 4 of 5 stars

Extras is the fourth and final book in Scott Westerfeld's Uglies series. This review assumes that you have read the first three books in the series and may have spoilers if you haven't.

Extras takes place a few years after Tally Youngblood brought down the Ugly, Pretty and Special way of life. Aya Fuse lives in a Japanese city that runs on a "reputation economy". The higher your popularity rank, the more merits and special treatment you get.

In today's world of blogging and viral videos, it actually doesn't seem too far-fetched that a world like Aya's could come into existence some day. I think this book will raise important issues for teens to think about – what deeds are really worth making someone famous and should the more famous/popular people in society get special treatment just because they're popular? But don't worry, this book has just as much action and fun as the first three books in the series. This book was a great capstone to the Uglies series.

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